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Roku Announces Second Annual Stream-a-Thon With Free Shows From HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax and More

Richard Vega

Roku spread the holiday cheer today by announcing its second annual Stream-a-thon.

From December 26, 2019 until January 1, 2020, Roku Channel viewers can watch season one of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” without a subscription, along with unlocked first seasons from other Premium Subscription channels, including Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, CONtv, Dove Channel, EPIX, FitFusion, The Great Courses Signature, Hallmark Movies Now, Pantaya, Smithsonian Channel Plus, Stingray Karaoke, Up Faith & Family and more.

“The Roku Channel is bigger and better than ever and we’re ending 2019 with even more great entertainment from some of the best providers in television,” said Rob Holmes, Roku’s vice president, programming and engagement. “There’s no better way to welcome new Roku users and enable both novice and veteran streamers alike to decompress from the holidays with some of TV’s most popular shows available for free on The Roku Channel.”

“We are thrilled that HBO will be part of Roku’s Stream-a-thon this December,” Sofia Chang, president, WarnerMedia Distribution, added. “There will be something for everyone to enjoy over the holidays from HBO to Roku users without a need for an HBO subscription.”

Here are the shows that will be available during the Stream-a-thon:

Unlocked Complete First Seasons

The first seasons of the following premium shows will be free for Roku Channel viewers:

  • “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “Warrior” (Cinemax)
  • “Power” (Starz) – complete first season available throughout the month of December
  • “Billions,” “The Affair” and “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
  • “Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization,” “The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking” and “How Jesus Became God” (The Great Courses Signature)
  • “Bringing Up Bates,” “Design Twins,” “Expecting,” “Growing Up McGhee,” “Last Hope,” “Our Wedding Story” and “Unboxed with Nikki Chu” (UP Faith & Family)

Unlocked Episodes and More

In addition, episodes of popular shows and more will be available on The Roku Channel, including:

  • “Westworld,” “Big Little Lies,” “Barry,” “Chernobyl,” “Euphoria,” Sesame Street” and “Succession” (HBO)
  • “Kidding” (Showtime)
  • “Get Shorty,” “Pennyworth” and “Punk” (Epix)
  • “Abbott and Costello The Christmas Show,” “Anytime Fireplace,” “Gumby’s Christmas Capers,” “MXC,” “Sonic Christmas Blast” and Super Mario Bros Super Show” (CONtv)
  • “A Christmas Kiss,” “A Golden Christmas 3,” “A Heartland Christmas,” “Naughty and Nice,” “Paper Angels,” Tappy Toes,” “The Nutcracker Sweet” and “The Perfect Gift” (Dove Channel)
  • “Jillian Michael: Beginner Shred – Workout 1,” “Cassey Ho: POP Pilates for Beginners,” “Dashama: Mermaid Pose,” “Elle Young: BodyBurn,” “Kenta Seki: Fusion 15 – Total Body,” “Tara Stiles – Strala CORE” and “Zuzka Light: HIIT Cardio – Workout 1” (FitFusion)
  • “Ancient Civilizations of North America,” “Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization,” “The Apocryphal Jesus,” “The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague,” “The Celtic World,” “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain,” “Fundamentals of Photography,” “How to Draw,” “Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language,” “Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You,” “Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation” and “The Rise of Rome” (The Great Courses Signature)
  • “From the Ashes,” “Marrying Father Christmas,” “Royal New Year’s Eve” and “When Hope Calls” (Hallmark Movies Now)
  • “Las Aparicio,” “Me Late Chocolate,” “Pastorela,” and “Yule Log” (Pantaya)
  • “Aerial Cities,” “America in Color,” “Million Dollar American Princesses” and “Orangutan Jungle School” (Smithsonian Channel Plus)
  • “Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley,” “Feliz Navidad – Boney M,” “Last Christmas – Wham!,” “Jingle Bells” and “The Twelve Days of Christmas – Kids” (Stingray Karaoke)
  • “Angels in the Snow,” “Christmas Angel,” “DNA Dinners” and “Marry Me for Christmas” (UP Faith & Family)

HBO + Cinemax Value Pack

Roku also announced that the HBO + Cinemax Value Pack will be available for $20.99/month.